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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Home and from home Large room I stayed upstairs with street window and emerced myself in the beautiful old world malacca street sitting. Owners were so welcome g and always smiling 😀 Suggestion of better stair access as very sheep for a 50 yo! Also investing in aircon in some room would be great Cant wait to go back

Thank Karen A
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The best thing about this place is that it is a perfect hide-away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded Jonker Street. It is very small, so the atmosphere is very homely. It feels safe and relaxing. Moreover, even though the building is quite old and the first impression of your room isn't the best, IT IS EXTREMELY CLEAN....

Thank graphi
Paris, France
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

First the location is excellent, it is 2 minutes away from jonker street (the main one). Then, the rooms are clean and come with fan. Water from shower is almost cold. Good surprise, wifi works perfectly. In the end for 5 € a night it is a very good deal !

Thank Secucivile
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Bala's place is locates near to historic buildings, river cruise, food stalls, restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe, bicycle rentals, handcraft shops, 7/11, etc. The manager and staffs here are extra friendly and helpful! But i recommend customers/guests/visitors to pay and stay in the room with air-conditioner (if you can't tolerate with hot weather).

1Thank Autumn Z
Papendrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 November 2015

First of all, Melaka is a lovely place. There is a lot to do and the city is clean and calm. We choose very good to stay in Bala's place. The rooms are cheap, basic and clean. Just what a backpacker on budget needs! The shared toilets and showers are hygienic as well. The receptionist and housekeeping lady are very...

Thank teresazajk
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We loved the area, very close to all the main attractions, a shop with bike rental is around the corner and also some restaurants or street food. The manager is very friendly but his english could be better. The room upstairs was basic but clean. (The stair is very steep and narrow) There are two shared bathrooms which was enough...

1Thank Tico80
Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

We have stayed in this Guest house couple of days.The girl in reception was very nice to us. The room was Ok.Everything working well (wifi,hot water...).It was the cheapest room we found in Chinatown.Location was perfect.Really close to the market and restaurants.

4Thank Suhatzak
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Really great value for the rooms which are basic, but clean and everything functions! Bala and the other man who works here are both really friendly, will go out of their way to make you comfortable and best of all tea and biscuits appear frequently! The location is great, only a couple minutes walk to jonker street and some great...

2Thank Hollymegan12345
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Ok, so this isant the Ritz but owner very nice chap and night porter very hospitable even with his limited English. Great location, basic but clean rooms - I had an upstairs one which was perfect for me. Owner must realise past problems with mosquitos as when I mentioned I couldn't sleep one night he said "are the mosquitos bothering...

1Thank Beverley1976
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed at Bala's place back in April this year and we loved it. Bala was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. He was very helpful and polite and leant us bikes to ride around the town on. The night watchman was really lovely too. Very limited english but he knew how to offer us coffee on a regular basis, and was...

Thank Josie-Josh

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally Located in the heart of the Chinese Quarter, Bala's Place offers good clean budget accommodation with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Newly renovated and decorated, we offer single, double and twin rooms with fan.Join us for movie night in or enjoy the charm and tranquility that Melaka town has to offer, we will happily make recommendations on where to go and what to eat. 6 double rooms with shared bathroom/hot showers. We can accommodate singles at a discounted rate ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bala's Place

Address: 77 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Melaka State > Central Melaka District > Melaka
Price Range: $13 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The bathroom is located downstairs, so it's a good idea to ask for a room downstairs.”
graphi, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Opt for an upstairs room, a bit more air ventilation in the hot weather!”
Josie-Josh, 6 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Just look first.”
PinkyBinks, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor are cooler”
Sanction4, 20 Jun 2012 | Read review
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